Data Fest logo

A festival of data innovation

running across Scotland

For 3 years, Data Fest has gone from strength to strength.
We're looking forward to 2021 where Data Fest will adapt to the pandemic and come to you as a series of virtual events throughout the year.

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Be a part of DataFest21

For DataFest 2021 we want to hear your stories of technological innovation.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of DataFest21 and showcase your organisation and reach an audience of passionate, like-minded people working in and around the data science field, both locally and internationally.

Find out more…

Looking back on Data Fest

Let’s look back at how Data Fest has showcased Scotland’s leading role in data science and artificial intelligence on the international stage, while offering an unparalleled networking platform for local and international talent, industry, academia and data enthusiasts.

The Data Fest events

What events take place during Data Fest?

DataFest19 consisted of over 60 events running across Scotland. As well as several high profile events, our Fringe Events were run all over Scotland by the data science community.

We’re working hard to bring you some of our key events for DataFest21, which will be adapted to the current situation.

A two-day international conference presenting compelling stories on data innovation with keynotes, panels, pitches and lots of inspiration.

An annual collider event that brings together aspiring data science and engineering students with employers from across the country.

A forum to discuss deep technical elements of data science, bringing together technical communities, practitioners and academics across different sectors to share knowledge and experiences and forge new collaborations.

Hannah Fry talking at STEM event

Fringe Events

We have previously brought you events around Scotland exploring, hacking and debating data innovation. Events included meetups, hackathons, debates, public engagement. We hope to see these returning in the future.

Inspiring the data & AI community across Scotland

Our wide range of events offer fantastic opportunities for learning about data science from the key players in the field, as well as networking with other members of the data and AI community.